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Metzel Family History

Metzel Name Meaning
German: from a pet form of any of various personal names, for example Matz (from Matthias), Metz (see Metz 1), or a Germanic personal name such as Matzo.German (Rhineland): variant of Metzler. JXE This name is also established in Poland.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

14,814 Historical Documents with Metzel on Ancestry.com
3,674 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
691 Military Records
512 Immigration Records
3,020 Census and Voter Lists
6,917 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Metzel Families

  • Number of Metzel families
     22 - 42
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Metzel families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Metzel last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Metzel census records

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Metzel Family Origin

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Metzel Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Metzel

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Metzel Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Metzel census records

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Metzel Civil War Service Records

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